Here is some very good news, if it is true: The Tide Shifts Against the Death Penalty, says TIME Magazine.
It seems DNA evidence is the main reason for a recent fall in US executions. Apparently, various cases in which suspects were able to prove their innocence beyond doubt by means of DNA have made people realise that there really is such a thing as the conviction of the innocent.
Some of us knew this 40 or more years ago. Still, better late than never.